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Zoe Saldana Gives Voice to Lead Character in Guillermo Del Toro-Produced Animated Film ‘The Book of Life’

Zoe Saldana Gives Voice to Lead Character in Guillermo Del Toro-Produced Animated Film 'The Book of Life'

Ever since S & A was created, one can’t help but notice that there are certain people we report on that are guaranteed to spur debate amongst readers. Sometimes it’s understandable, and other times, it isn’t.

Halle Berry, for a good while, used to get some all in a frenzied state, but that has certainly toned down a lot over time.
Tyler Perry was another one, so much that even just the words “Tyler” or “Perry” (together or apart) never
failed to get people all hot and bothered. Not so much any more, now that he’s
basically moved from the movies to TV shows (for the time being anyway).

But, no doubt, the current riler upper is Zoe Saldana.
A large part of this is, of course, due to that misbegotten Nina Simone film
project, which, to date, still hasn’t seen the light of day (except some potential
buyers screenings at Cannes), and most likely never will. 

But that’s just one of seemingly 1289 films that she’s
appeared in, over the last few years. And don’t forget, she still has THREE “Avatar” sequels on her schedule. Which
begs the bigger question about her –  just where
in the hell does she find all the time do all these films?

Well, now that she and her husband recently announced that
they are expecting twins, maybe some
other actresses will finally get a break.

But before she does, she has yet another film, set for
release this October – the Fox Animation
movie “The Book of Life,” in which she provides the voice for the female lead character, Maria. The film was produced by Guillermo del Toro and directed by Jorge
Gutierrez, who had previously been the main animator for the “Mad TV” comedy show.

The film tells the story of “Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of
his family and following his heart. Before choosing which path to follow, he
embarks on an incredible adventure that spans three fantastical worlds where he
must face his greatest fears.”

The film also features the voices of Del Toro favorite Ron
Perlman, Danny Trejo, Diego Luna, Ice Cube, Channing Tatum,  Cheech Marin, and Ice Cube, voicing the role of
the Candle Maker, which is certain to be a surly grumpy one at that.

Here’s the trailer:

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